The 5th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge is JUNE 4-6, 2010
Can you believe it? The fun kick-off-the-summer-reading gig is now in its FIFTH YEAR! And it's not just indulgent reading for fun and prizes anymore. Sez MR:
"Last year we began to connect the 48HBC to charitable causes, and folks were able to connect their personal readathon to a Greater Good of their choice. While you may continue to select your own charity, I’m going to suggest supporting book and literacy projects through Donors Choose, a great resource that connects teachers in need of supplies to donors with funds to give. For myself, I plan to donate $1 per hour read to this DC school and welcome others — perhaps those not able to do the challenge this year — to sponsor me. Other participants can contribute to this cause and even this school as well, or to something else that moves you. Your readathon can be based on sponsors, comments, books read, or something else entirely. You can also choose not to participate in this aspect of the 48 Hour Book Challenge, though you may find a way to support others’ efforts by leaving comments (if that’s what is being tallied)."
(For an extra bonus, you can read a Dan Gutman book - since he's being banned, he needs the support.)
Sign up with MotherReader, stockpile your books, then:
...but, before you run off!
POP Ups and Matthew Reinhart @ Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Fabulous Falcon Quinn and Jenny Boylan @ Fuse Number 8, SLJ
Starry eyes and Lisa Mantchev @ Writing & Ruminating
Feedback with Tara Kelly @ Shaken & Stirred
Saintliness and Donna Freitas @ Little Willow's Bildungsroman
Rock on, Thursday!